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  1. Rita@thissortaoldlife 1
    Rita@thissortaoldlife Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 9:17 am |

    Sara, we started our garden! We tore out a line of shrubs (in our southwest-facing back yard), and we’ve put a few other things in pots. We don’t really know what we’re doing, but we started anyway. :-)
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  2. Annie Kip 3
    Annie Kip Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 4:35 pm |

    Sara, I love your effort to make your plants work for you. It just makes sense to be able to eat the plants if you are going to invest time and energy into caring for them! (Although, I do get so much pleasure from seeing my flowers grow!) Your ideas for finding space are smart!!!
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  3. Cee 5
    Cee Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    Just an FYI, I was investigating pressure treated wood for raised beds a while ago and found out that they changed the regulations in 2003. Pressure treated wood for residential use is no longer allowed to have Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), which was the main concern with pressure treated lumber.
    The EPA regulations are here: “http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/

    There is a really nice explanation of why using pressure treated wood is probably less risky than not eating enough vegetables here:


  4. Kris 7
    Kris Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

    You must be related to my husband. I’m constantly amazed at all the places he sneaks in edible plants.

  5. Kalynbrooke 9
    Kalynbrooke Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 6:45 am |

    I never would have thought to combine veggies and flowers, but you’re right, the lettuce does look pretty!

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